|Gregorio Brilovich 14apr2010 Yiddish Book Center|
Gregorio tells of his family's journey from Latvia to Uruguay, then to Chile after the government takeover of the dairy industry, where he grew up quite poor. He speaks of his journey to America during World War II, his education as an engineer and subsequent world travels because of his career, his return to Chile at a volatile time, and finally his settling in California. To cite this interview: Gregorio Brilovich Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's We...
Keywords: Latvia; immigration; South America; Uruguay; Peddling milk and cheese; Chile; Synagogue; Santiago; Yiddish; Bar MItzvah; Berkeley; Freighter; engineer; California; assembly line; Cuba; Yiddish newspapers; engagement; marriage; payis; religious education; selling bread; Riga; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
|Julius Menn 30Mar2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)|
Julius Menn was interviewed by Lesley Yalen on March 30, 2012, at the Yiddish Book Center. Julius was born in the Danzig area in 1929, and he talks about his early years there. Danzig was an independent, liberal enclave on the Baltic Sea (surrounded by Poland and Germany), created by the Treaty of Versailles at the end of World War I. Julius' father was a businessman from a Hasidic background in Russia...
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